Cassandra is a Consultant Barrister in the Professional Regulatory team based in our London office. She frequently prosecutes serious cases such as those involving allegations of sexual misconduct, dishonesty and complex clinical failings and deficient professional performance. She appears in the High Court frequently and has also handled many Interim Order extension applications and substantive appeals. She is a specialist in the registration appeal process.
Main area of practice
Cassandra specialises in professional discipline and regulation and is regularly instructed to appear at all hearings before the Fitness to Practise Committees and in the High Court by a number of regulators and public bodies.
She regularly prosecutes multi-faceted and multi-handed clinical cases involving expert evidence, and also represents regulators in Specialist List appeals and registration appeals. She has, in the last year, successfully prosecuted a 3-week hearing involving the theft and supply of drugs to a vulnerable service user, resulting in the removal of the registrant’s registration.
She has also successfully prosecuted cases involving child cruelty, violent offences and dishonesty. In addition to this, Cassandra sits as a Legal Adviser and has advised international companies on compliance with regulatory standards, with a healthcare focus.
Cassandra is regularly instructed to appear at all hearings before the Fitness to Practise Committees and in the High Court by the General Dental Council, the General Optical Council and the General Pharmaceutical Council.
In the past year she has represented, and sat as Legal Adviser, on behalf of NHS England in Performers’ List hearings.
- Ferguson v NMC  EWHC 1456 (Admin)
- Held v General Dental Council  EWHC 669 (Admin)
Cassandra was called to the Bar in 2006 and at the start of her career practised at the Criminal Bar, undertaking prosecutions and defence work in the Crown Court.
Cassandra then worked in-house at the Nursing and Midwifery Council for four years where she presented and advised on all aspects of the fitness to practise process.
She moved to private practice in 2013 and joined Blake Morgan in 2015.
- Oxford University, Somerville College, Jurisprudence MA Oxon
- Inns of Court School of Law – BVC
- Called to the Bar – Inner Temple 2006
- Bar Council
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
Insights by Cassandra
Case Summary – The Queen on the Application of Solicitors’ Regulation Authority v Imran  EWHC 2572 (Admin)
An appeal brought by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority following a two day hearing at which Mr Imran was suspended from practice as a solicitor for a period of two years,...Read More